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The Green-eyed Boys Christian Jennings

The Green-eyed Boys By Christian Jennings

The Green-eyed Boys by Christian Jennings

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An account of the cult of violence in some sections of the British Army, and a description of how this culture backfired in the face of the Parachute Regiment leading to the events in June 1982 on Mount Longdon in the Falkland Islands.

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The Green-eyed Boys: 3 Para and the Battle for Mount Longdon by Christian Jennings

In the 3rd Battalion of the Parachute regiment (3 Para) the "green-eyed boys" are the soldiers who have submerged themselves entirely into the Regiment's cult of machismo. For them, after years of peace enlivened only by the cruel frustration of Northern Ireland, the Falklands War was an opportunity to pit themselves against a real enemy. Many of them consider the assault through the Argentinian position in Mount Longdon to have been the highest point in their lives - and they took every opportunity to enjoy it to the full. Ironically, in fulfilling their violent fantasies the "green-eyed boys" brought both glory and dishonour on the battalion.

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The Green-eyed Boys: 3 Para and the Battle for Mount Longdon by Christian Jennings
Used - Very Good
HarperCollins Publishers
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